Q) I have a six year old granddaughter that has lived with us since she was born. she used to have medicaid thru her mom, but we recently found out the she doesn’t have any more coverage. my wife and I do not have legal custody of her but my wife does have power of attorney from the school. I tried to get here coverage thru my job but was told i couldn’t unless i adopted her. Her mother is not going to go for that i know. I need to get her some insurance. is there any way that i can reinstate her or is there any other suggestions that you may have, any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated thank you again in advance
A) I understand that you are concerned about your granddaughter’s health insurance coverage. Here are some options that you may want to consider:
- Apply for Medicaid on her behalf. If you meet the income requirements, you may be able to get Medicaid for your granddaughter. You can apply for Medicaid online or at your local Department of Human Services office.
- Contact your state’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). CHIP is a government program that provides health insurance to children who are not eligible for Medicaid. You can find more information about CHIP on your state’s Department of Health website.
- Contact a local health insurance broker. A broker can help you find a health insurance plan that meets your granddaughter’s needs and budget. You can find a broker in your area by searching online or by contacting your local Chamber of Commerce.
- Contact your local hospital or clinic. Many hospitals and clinics offer free or low-cost health care to uninsured children. You can find more information about these programs by contacting your local hospital or clinic.
I hope this information is helpful. Please let me know if you have any other questions.